02 unveils unique wearable phones built into shoes, bags and gloves

Wearable tech goes vintage, well that is kind of the concept that designer Sean Miles had in mind with this collaboration with 02. He has basically created a collection of vintage fashion accessories made from recycled mobile phones, which have included Christian Louboutin heels, a pair of vintage Miu Miu gloves and an Alexander McQueen clutch bag.

The cool part is that all of them double as mobile phones.

The items, which 02 is billing as the O2 Recycled collection, was unveiled to coincide with the end of London Fashion Week.

Sean Miles said:

“We wanted to showcase the possibilities of wearable technology – from shoes to gloves to bags – and how fashion and technology can go hand in hand. Further, the hope is that all the creations for this innovative project will get people to notice what can be done with mobile phones rather than just sending them to landfill. If we can combine the best of fashion whilst also recycling gadgets we can be trendsetters in more than one way. This has been an amazing journey for me and really has opened up my eyes and wardrobe to new things!”

The creations included

“Walkie Talkies” vintage footwear (including a pair of brogues, Nike Air trainer, Hunter Wellies and a Christian Louboutin high heel shoe which all can be used as phones.)

“Talk to the Hand” vintage Miu Miu and Pineider gloves which had an old mobile phone’s speaker unit embedded in the thumb and microphone built into in the little finger of the gloves while they chat through Bluetooth connection.

“The Bags That Talk” a vintage Celine box handbag, a Chloe shoulder bag, and an Alexander McQueen clutch bag, with old Nokia and LG handsets integrated into them.

Ashley Norris